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Garden waste collections fee to rise in 2024

The cost of garden waste collection in Boston Borough will increase next year, as operating costs of the service have increased significantly.

From January 2024, the new annual subscription charge for the garden waste collection service will increase by £5, from £45 to £50 for the first bin per year (and £20 to £30 for additional bin requests at the property), to support the cost of service provision and to ensure that non-users are not subsidising the service. The increasing costs include fuel, employee costs and the cost of vehicle maintenance/replacement.

The report proposes to increase the subscription charge to £50 (this equates to £2.50 per collection) for the first bin per year and a reduced subscription charge of £30 for additional bin requests at the property.

Cllr Callum Butler, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services at Boston Borough Council, said: "Unfortunately, the cost of providing the brown bin garden waste collection service has risen substantially over the last 18 months, and is currently not covering its costs. I believe that those who do not use the service should not be subsidising through their council taxes. I fully appreciate that having to pay more for a service at a time when it feels everything is going up is not ideal, but it is a rise that is necessary to keep this service going."

Garden waste collections run fortnightly from April to the end of November, commencing again in February to March. Subscribers can dispose of loose green waste, grass cuttings, leaves, hedge and shrub trimmings, weeds and plants, without the need to take these items to the tip.

Residents who have previously signed up for the 2023/24 service will continue to receive their collections until end of March 2024. The new 2024/25 service subscription lines are due to open in early January 2024 by visiting You could even get the coming season's service for FREE - all new and existing customers who sign up before Friday 31st March 2024, can enter a prize draw to receive the 2024/25 garden waste collection service for FREE, with one lucky winner also winning a Lincolnshire Hamper.

Current customers of the green waste service will receive an email from the Council about the change to the subscription fee and terms and conditions of the service during week commencing 18 December 2023.

Find out more about the garden waste collection service at:

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